As part of efforts to maximise the potentials of gas as a source of energy in the country, the Federal Government has launched an auto gas initiative, the National Gas Expansion Programme.
The programme, which is aimed at deepening domestic usage of natural gas in its various forms, involves the conversion of fuel-powered cars, generators from petrol to gas.
It is also in line with the Federal Government’s plan to make gas the first choice source of cheaper and cleaner energy.
The programme is expected to be extended to all the states of the Federation.
While the event is holding in Lugbe, Abuja, President Muhammadu Buhari is attending virtually from the presidential villa.
Other dignitaries at the event include the Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari; the Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva.
The Minister of State for Petroleum at the event handed over CNG-powered mass transport buses to the Nigeria Labour (NLC).
The Federal Government Autogas program is expected to deliver at least one million vehicle conversions by the end of 2021
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